Vikings were reportedly interested in another QB
On Tuesday, Minnesota made a trade to acquire veteran quarterback Josh Dobbs from the Arizona Cardinals. Dobbs will help the Vikings make up for the experience they lost in their quarterback room when Kirk Cousins tore his Achilles this past weekend.
Apparently, Dobbs wasn't the only veteran signal-caller Minnesota was interested in before Tuesday's trade deadline. According to The Athletic's Dianna Russini on Tuesday, the Vikings also "looked into" trading for current Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
The Commanders were reportedly looking to get a Day 2 draft pick (second or third-round selection) in return for Brissett, so Minnesota obviously passed and went with Dobbs instead.
The Vikings adding Dobbs and also inquiring about Brissett certainly makes it seem like veteran backup Nick Mullens isn't going to return from the team's injured reserve list anytime soon, even after he becomes eligible to be taken off the list in Week 10.
Heading into Week 9, Dobbs, Jaren Hall, and Sean Mannion are the only three healthy quarterbacks under contract with Minnesota.